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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities 2018 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities 2018 Predictions

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 Smart City predictions for 2018."Cities and other local governments have historically been considered laggards in terms of technology and innovation, but Smart Cities are really at the forefront in embracing innovation and finding creative ways to try new solutions," states Ruthbea Yesner, VP, IDC Government and Smart Cities practice. "This is an exciting time as we see new partnership models, new use cases for using emerging technologies, and adoption of cutting edge technologies by city leaders."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: In 2018, a Communications Services Provider Will Step Forward to Be a Digital Hero, Developing a Collaborative Strategy to Grow Smart Communities, Resulting in 50% Improvement in Broadband Coverage in the Municipalities with Which It Partners
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Guidance
Prediction 2: In 2018, 30% of Major Global Cities Will Develop an Outcomes-Based Smart City IoT Platform Strategy to Connect Devices, Collect, and Manage Data from Various City Domains and Tech Suppliers, Will Rapidly Deploy New Solutions, and Will Create a Unified View of the City
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Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2019, 25% of Midsize to Large Cities Will Feel the Effects of Digital Transformation on Revenue in Parking and Transit Collections, Options for Ad-Based Revenue, and Potential Premium Data Services Offerings
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Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2019, One-Third of Major Cities Will Regulate Ride-Hailing Companies as Public Transit Providers to Combat Congestion, Improve Rider Safety, and Reduce Liabilities in Procuring First- and Last-Mile Transit Options
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Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2019, 20% of Local, State, and Regional Governments Globally Will Develop Blockchain Initiatives to Reduce Operational and Processing Costs, Improve Data Integrity and Sharing, and Embed Security and Privacy Protocols into Registries and Contracts
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Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2019, up to 50% of Smart City Projects Globally Will Be Funded Via PPPs, Nonprofits, or MOUs as Cities and Tech Vendors Seek New Ways to Work Together Beyond Traditional Procurement Models
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Prediction 7: By 2020, at Least Three Large-Scale Urban Initiatives Will Allow Individuals to Personally Interact with Objects — Such as Street Lights, Street Kiosks, and Tourist Structures — to Access New Experiences, Information, and Services
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Guidance
Prediction 8: In Response to Developments in Connected Vehicles and Pressures for Improved Safety, by 2020, 20% of Midsize to Large Cities Will Begin to Implement V2X Capabilities to Optimize Traffic Flow and Significantly Reduce Collisions
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Prediction 9: By 2020, 15% of Large Global City and State Emergency Management Organizations Will Use a Combination of Augmented and Virtual Reality Solutions to Improve Situational Awareness with Remote Incident Management and Virtual Subject Matter Expertise
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Guidance
Prediction 10: Because of Smart Cities' Increasing Exposure to Cyberattack, by 2020, 70% of National Governments Will Create and Enforce Common Cybersecurity Standards (Such as Data Management Rules and Connectivity Security) for All Levels of Government
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IT Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Accelerating DX — Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society
Sense, Compute, Actuate — The New Data-Centric Paradigm
Cyberthreats — Theft, Ransom, and Cyberattack on the Rise
Innovation Impasse — Legacy Systems Constraining Transformation
Platform Disruption — Unleashing Digital Innovation's Power of Scale
The Future Workforce — Global Demand for Digital Talent
Global Volatility — Political, Social, and Economic Disturbance
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